Heinz currently is registered Democrat, and has been for a long tim. And if she's so right in her political views, explain this o' wise one.<quoted text>Really?
"Heinz was a registered Republican for most of her voting life, the same as her first husband, and she remained a registered Republican despite being married to Kerry. In January 2003, she changed her registration to the Democratic Party. Later in 2004, she reportedly changed her name from Teresa Heinz to Teresa Heinz Kerry during her husband's presidential run. After her husband's defeat, and shortly before she gave a speech to the National Council for Research on January 2005, she changed back to Teresa Heinz."
Heinz Kerry's political donations over the years have gone almost entirely to liberal and leftist Democrats. From 1979 to 2008, she made $144,472 in such contributions, of which $6,500 went to Republican candidates,$121,900 went to Democrat candidates, and $16,072 went to leftwing special interest groups such as the Committee for a Democratic Majority, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and Campaign For Our Country (a John Kerry initiative “to help build and expand the Democratic Party nationally”). Notable individual recipients of Heinz Kerry’s donations included John Kerry, Tom Udall, Ted Kennedy, John Murtha, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Barney Frank, and Barack Obama.
or this o'wise one with 10,000 topix posts under your belt.
In March 2008, Heinz Kerry authored a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed in which she affirmed her support for Senator Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race against Republican candidate John McCain. In the piece, she drew a comparison between her late husband and Obama:
“I never cast a ballot until I became a citizen of the United States. But when I did, it was for a young man who spent years teaching me about the needs of Pennsylvania’s working families and the good our government can do for them – my late husband, Sen. John Heinz. He helped me learn how precious a right suffrage is – as a weapon against tyranny; as an instrument of hope, progress and change. That is why, this year, I will cast my vote ... for Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.... I am excited about a candidate who knows that we can safeguard our security and still preserve our civil liberties.”
She then proceeded to malign George W. Bush as a President "who twisted evidence and manipulated our fears to goad this nation into an unnecessary war," and Vice President Dick Cheney as someone "who seems never to have read the Constitution."